Just like you, we’re continually adapting to COVID-19 and are working to better understand how it will impact your college search decision. While our first priorities will always be your safety and the safety of our campus community, we are still offering ways to help support you as you choose your future academic home.

This page is intended to reflect decisions and share resources related to the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 Updates

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General information about the Office of Admissions

No, the Office of Admissions is currently operating remotely along with the majority of the Colorado State University campus.

Yes! Office of Admissions staff are still available to help you with any questions or problems you may have. Staff may not be on site at this time, but will be working remotely on a regular schedule.

There are many ways to reach Office of Admissions staff. Here are some of the best options:

  • Email us at admissions@colostate.edu
  • Reach out to your Admissions Counselor directly
  • Use the online chat feature in the bottom right-hand corner of the website during regular business hours

Impacts to prospective student events

All prospective student events have been canceled indefinitely. We will communicate when events and tours are allowed again.

Yes. CSU will not be attending any college fairs or other school visits for the time being.

Yes, we are working on virtual alternatives for many events and expanding our presence online. Start by scheduling a live webinar or a one-on-one video chat with an Admissions Counselor. You can find all of our virtual opportunities here.

There are a variety of virtual alternatives to visiting campus, including webinars and one-on-chats with current students, admissions counselors, and college/major recruiters. No on-campus events have been rescheduled at this time but discussions and decisions are ongoing.

You are strongly advised not to come to campus to help us ensure the safety of our campus community and of you. No campus tours or in-person appointments are currently available. Please consider one of our virtual options instead.

Information for future or current applicants

Yes, please reach out to us if this situation applies to you. We will not require test scores for students graduating high school in 2021 and intending to attend CSU starting in Fall 2021.

For all other students, please know that testing centers are working hard to expand testing dates and methods.

We will not require test scores for students graduating high school in 2021 and intending to attend CSU starting in Fall 2021.

Colorado law mandates that public universities require standardized tests as part of the admission process. We are working closely with Colorado officials to reassess the role of testing in the admission process due to test cancellations.

No matter what, we still review all applications individually. A wide range of factors are considered, and we are reviewing our policies related to how much weight we give standardized testing in our decisions. We also are working to expand the list of assessments we will consider.

One term of pass/fail grades will not impact our ability to evaluate your overall academic achievement and potential for academic success at CSU.

Yes, all Satisfactory or Pass grades earned at another institution during the Spring 2020 semester will be considered transferable to CSU, even if an institution’s normal policy is for a passing grade to be D-.

In cases where Satisfactory or Pass grades from the Spring 2020 semester prevent a student from satisfying the course grade requirements for a competitive major, we will conduct an individual review to determine direct admission to a competitive major.

We will conduct an individual review to award scholarships in cases where Satisfactory or Pass grades from the Spring 2020 semester prevent a student from demonstrating the 30 credit and 3.0 GPA minimum for scholarship consideration.

Information for students admitted in Fall 2020

CSU will provide face-to-face instruction on campus this fall, beginning as scheduled on Aug. 24. Some classes will be online only, and we are working to provide remote learning for those who will need that mode due to health and other concerns. We will move to online classes following fall break, meaning the last two weeks of classes (Nov. 30-Dec. 11) and finals week (Dec. 14-18) will be delivered virtually. Residence halls will remain open during and after fall break for students who need to remain or return. Learn more about the status of Fall 2020 semester.

Yes. For incoming Fall 2020 students, enrollment deposit refunds are now available throughout the summer until August 21, 2020 instead of the May deadline for first-year freshman students and July for transfer students. All other waiver and refund policies are still in place.

Yes. The housing deposit refund date is being discussed now and decisions will be made soon. All other waiver and refund policies are still in place. Specific guidance is coming soon.

Yes. However, due to necessary COVID-19 health precautions, Colorado State University has made the difficult decision to move to an online virtual orientation program this summer. Please learn more about changes to Ram Orientation here: http://virtualorientation.colostate.edu/.

We get it. Decisions are complicated right now and we want to help. Whether you’re second guessing your decision to attend CSU or you want to give CSU a second look, we’re here for you. Reach out to us and we will help you however we can, including changing the status of your enrollment decision.

Due to impacts of COVID-19, we are currently unable to send admit packets in the mail. If you were admitted recently, there may be a delay before you receive your letter and other admit materials. We do, however, plan to send all admit materials once we return to campus.

Yes, CSU credits from Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) will still be accepted. Reach out to your respective testing agency for more information.

If you plan to attend CSU in a future semester, your admissions counselor can help you defer to next spring or fall, as well as talk to you about options for continuing your education until you come to campus.

If you don’t plan to attend CSU, please let your admissions counselor know so we can indicate that in your record. You should also cancel your housing contract and orientation reservation if you do not plan to attend this fall.

If you have already submitted your enrollment deposit and decide not to enroll on campus for the Fall 2020 semester, we intend to honor your admissions-based merit scholarship within the next academic year, even if you take classes somewhere else. Following the completion of an appeal process yet to be determined, your scholarship will be re-awarded when we know what semester you will be coming to campus. Complete information about eligibility and requirements will be released soon.

Your admissions-based merit scholarships are only applicable for enrollment in an on-campus program of study and cannot be used for CSU Online. CSU Online is a fully remote division of the university with different financial aid options.

There are many options to take college-level classes and we recommend that you consider doing so if it works for you and your family. CSU Online, a fully remote option affiliated with CSU, has core curriculum courses available, as do other institutions like Colorado community colleges. Taking courses like math, composition, and other prerequisites to more advanced courses in your intended major will get you on track to graduate.

Transfer Admissions can assist in mapping out an academic plan for students enrolling at other institutions.

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